Frenkiel said that if they had continued with Amazon, MemSQL would have spent roughly $900,000 over the next three years. This validates his decision to switch to physical servers at a cost of $200,000. “The hardware will pay for itself in about four months.”
“The public cloud is phenomenal if you really need its elasticity,” he said. “But if you don’t — if you do a consistent amount of workload — it’s far better to go in-house.”
Remember the startup Green Goose? I wrote about it back in 2011.
The Boston Globe published a story about the company late last year. In the end, technical difficulties and trouble finding a distribution partner were what brought the startup to its knees.
GreenGoose’s Twitter account posted its last tweet in May. Its online store is shuttered. Krejcarek, now back in Portland, says he is doing consulting work for other companies, but he’s also working on a new game-related venture, ZowPow. “I like building things, and I don’t want to stop building things,” he says.